The Royal Mint has unveiled the new 2022 gold Sovereign featuring a very rare change of design in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The 2022 Sovereign
The 2022 Sovereign features a brand new interpretation of the Royal Coat of Arms created by esteemed artist Timothy Noad.
The Sovereign is famous around the world for its depiction of St George and the Dragon by Benedetto Pistrucci, and changes to the design are reserved for special moments in history such as the Golden, Diamond and Platinum Jubilees.
Clare Maclennan, Divisional Director of Commemorative Coin at The Royal Mint said:
“We are delighted to unveil the 2022 Sovereign as the first coin celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Sovereign is one of The Royal Mint’s flagship coins and has celebrated royal achievements throughout the centuries. As such, it was fitting to include the Royal Coat of Arms on the 2022 coin – celebrating Britain’s longest serving monarch with an original design.”
Timothy Noad, Designer of the 2022 Platinum Jubilee Sovereign said,
“It’s a huge privilege to be chosen three times to design reverses for The Sovereign. The first time was 20 years ago, for Her Majesty The Queen’s Golden Jubilee of 2002, and the second was the first new St George and the dragon since Pistrucci’s iconic design, in 2005. I’m very proud to be making it a hat-trick!”
New money of gold
In 1489, Henry VII ordered a ‘new money of gold’ that would serve to symbolise the might of the Tudor dynasty. That large gold coin was The Sovereign and it has since evolved to become one of the world’s most distinctive and recognisable coins.
Interpretations of the Royal Coat of Arms have appeared on coins before – including the old £1- and its long-standing association with the Monarchy makes a fitting design for the 2022 Sovereign.
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